'True Detective' Joins Long List of Serial Killer-Centric Shows: What 6 Others Came Before It?

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HBO's True Detective airs Sunday, Jan. 12, and if the trailers look familiar, they should — True Detective is just one of the many new killer-centric shows on TV today. Starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as two Louisiana detectives, the story traces multiple timelines in order to show the hunt for a serial killer over the course of 17 years.

However you feel about this new TV trend — whether you find it harmless entertainment or a disturbing new subject to be saturated with — it's clear that this subject has taken over our TVs. If you are tuning in this Sunday to True Detective, here are seven other killer TV shows that are also on the trend.

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